Undergraduate (BFA) Open Houses at MECA

Visit us for an Open House! These events are a great opportunity to see MECA’s amazing facilities, have a portfolio review, and meet with our students, faculty, and staff. Please see below for information on upcoming Open House dates for our undergraduate program.

Upcoming Open Houses & Transfer Days

Spring 2019

Saturday, Feb 16
BFA Open House
Feb 16, 2019
This Open House is currently full

Monday, May 20
Transfer Day
times TBA

Spring 2019

Friday, June 14
Transfer Day
times TBA

Friday, July 12
Junior Open House
times TBA

Friday, August 2
Registration + Finishing Day
times TBA

BFA Open House Schedule

Our typical BFA Open House schedule is below. When you register for the event, we’ll send a confirmation and outline of the day.  A week before the event, we’ll email you a full schedule so you know exactly what to expect.

  • Check-In and Light Breakfast
  • Campus & Housing Tours — choose from one of the following when you register
    • Track 1: Ceramics, Metalsmithing & Jewelry, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture
    • Track 2: Animation & Game Art, Graphic Design, Illustration, Music, Textile & Fashion Design, Woodworking & Furniture Design
    • or, take a self-guided tour! We’ll give you a campus map and you can customize your tour experience to suit your unique interests.
  • Lunch
  • Information Session
  • Optional: Portfolio Reviews, Housing Tours, mobile screenprinting station, VR experience, and meetings with Financial Aid, Student Life, Admissions, and more!


Recommended Hotels

Portland has several excellent options to stay downtown. Below are two of our recommendations; you’ll find several other options through a quick Google search or on AirBnb.

Holiday Inn By the Bay

88 Spring Street, Portland, ME 04101
When booking, ask for Maine College of Art special corporate rate. These rates can change without notice.
Jan 1–Dec 31, 2019: 15% off best flexible rate when booking

Hyatt Place Portland Old Port

433 Fore Street, Portland ME, 04101
When booking, call sales at 207-770-2404 or 207-770-2403 and ask for Maine College of Art special corporate rate.

The Westin Portland Harborview

157 High Street, Portland, ME 04101
Bookings can be made online with corporate code/SET# 552691
+ Jan 1–Apr 30: $119 + tax/room
+ May 1–Jun 30: $189 + tax/room
+ July 1–Oct 31: $209 + tax/room
+ Nov 1–Dec 31: $119 + tax/room
These rates include wi-fi and are available with the exception of high volume when the hotel is expected to sell out and with the exception of the following blackout dates: July 19–21, July 26–28, and August 3–4, 2019.

The Press Hotel

119 Exchange St, Portland, ME 04101
To make a reservation, call (207) 808-8800 and ask for the Maine College of Art special rate.


If you can’t make it on an Open House date, please contact Admissions to schedule an individual campus visit.

We encourage you and your family to come tour our facilities and talk with our students and faculty. Campus tours, personal interviews, and portfolio reviews are available by appointment. 

To schedule an individual visit, see here for more information on availability and contact.